5 RV Parks near West Plains, Missouri
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Stayed here 3 nights in early September. As previous reviewers have indicated, this is primarily a full-timers RV park. They have ~10 sites for overnighters. When we called to make our reservation, she took our name and said to just pick a site (was given range of site #'s) when we arrived. We had our choice of 5 or so sites. They were gravel sites and quite long. Not a lot of shade around. We grabbed a registration form but before we got it filled out the campground host showed up. Later that evening, the campground manager & host came around with little gift bags, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. Not needed but a nice gesture. The 'new' shower/bath house is a basic concrete block structure. It was fairly clean. The main building does have a bathroom but no shower. Also has a common area with TV, games, etc. It is somewhat close to the highway but you won't hear it too much. What you do hear is the train that is on the OTHER side of the highway.
Overall we were pleased with our stay. We stayed here in our Teardrop Camper. - The GeoDrop
Aug 2015 - $30.00
We couldn't get any TV and there was no cable. No one in office, self register. Only 4 sites available, all the rest permanents. People in park were friendly. - sunbum
Apr 2012 - $25.00
Been here before, both short and long-term. Owner is nice and to the point, but is also more than willing to spend some time talking as well. There is an established number of long-term, including myself. Most everyone here is friendly and outgoing. There are train tracks near, but you won't feel them. Some will hear them, but still isn't overly intrusive. The highway can get noisy at times, but is still manageable. Wi-Fi coverage has improved dramatically since the addition of a central repeater and antenna, even those with metal skins can get a signal inside their units. Grounds keeping is on site, and they do try to maintain the lots when vacant. If you need help with your unit, others are here as well. Inquire with the owner for who to talk to. Families have stayed here, kids are able to use the pool (no lifeguard) and playground. There are also pavilions that have BBQ pits (propane and charcoal) as well as fire rings that are able to accommodate some large fires. Walking trails are located on the backside of the park, blackberry bushes are numerous but depend on weather and time of year as they are wild. Bath house is relatively new, at least 3 showers in each, haven't been able to run it out of hot water yet... Owner keeps an eye on things, drives around several times a day giving only a wave and mail if you have it. He is always wiling to talk for a few minutes, can give great information on local attractions and events. Though there is a lack of shade trees, trees have been planted and we are just waiting for them to grow. - krbjmpr
Apr 2017 - $30.00
First Impression: A rare find. A small CG with an attractive presentation. Manicured landscaping and décor. Spacious sites. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: From Arkansas, we came in on MO-142, a twisting, turning, up-and-down, back-road in good condition, then MO-17, a two-lane road in superb condition. GPS found the CG without issue. Good signage, but entrance is a sharp turn with drop-offs on both sides. USE CAUTION - SWING WIDE. Office: Friendly husband/wife owner/manager. $30/night+tax; buy 5, get 7. Facilities: Pool, no spa or fitness room. Rec center with one washer/driver combo and quite a collection of books (hundreds of them), storm shelter, small playground, shuffle board, horseshoes. Catch-and-release fishing pond. Restrooms with showers are modern and ultra-clean (score "A+") but are tiny and can only be used by one person at a time. No fenced dog run but plenty of "yard" for the puppies. No propane sales. Campground: Roads are good gravel with gentle turns but, WARNING, low hanging tree branches. Eighteen sites are a mix of pull-through (x3) and back-in (x15) but no designated tent area. No yurts or cabins. Utilities are at mid-rig; FHU-20/30/50. Sites are packed gravel, level, in good condition. Sewer pipe is 4" PVC, unthreaded, about 6" above ground level. Gravel patio with nice picnic tables. Ground fires not permitted. Adequate well water pressure with good taste. Challenging satellite views (numerous trees), no cable TV, OTA TV found 16 channels. Free Wi-Fi with good coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at "1-bar"; 4G at "1-bar". No traffic, railroad, or aircraft noise. Recycle bins for glass, plastic, and aluminum. Bug Report: It rained through most of our entire stay; no insects observed (they probably drowned). Runners: Gravel roads marginal for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: Gravel is too rough for mats but grass might be okay. Conclusion: Price just a bit too high for what you get but "Recommended." - StephenK
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Very clean, tidy and quiet park. Lots offered some shade. Site surface was gravel and featured a picnic table. Very convenient hook-ups.
Both managers were friendly and very accommodating. We have a 40' fifth wheel that had no issues maneuvering through the park.
Can't wait to visit again. - Cynthia HM
Jul 2016 - $27.00
This is a small, remote campground owned by an awesome couple. They make you feel at home! The sites are roomy and immaculate. The shower/restroom facilities are spotless.
We will, definitely, return. This campground is a bit north of the MO/ARK state line...if you
come in from the south, you can google it and I believe, come in
without going to West Plains first. - rdb
Sep 2017 - $30.00
Great place to camp! The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. They came by a couple times when we were outside and asked if we were doing okay or needed anything. It is near several grist mills and lakes. There weren't many people here but if all the campsites were filled, I can see that the sites are very close together. There are several trees and it was quiet and peaceful even though it is near the highway. There is a walking trail through the wooded area nearby. If you are there on the weekend, they have music and karaoke. - Honalee
Jul 2017 - $35.00
This park has new owners that are working hard to make this a great park. The park is alongside U.S. Hwy 60 which is very busy but the noise wasn't disruptive. The entire park was freshly graveled except for a few sites which are grass. Middle age oak trees cover all the park but they do not interfere with slide-outs. Their communications need improved. Their Wi-Fi is a little slow and they do not have cable TV. Local TV signals are weak. You cannot book on-line. - Rancherman
Jul 2017 - $28.00
Staff was great! Bathrooms were awesome! Very convenient for overnight stop!! - HappyKSCamper
Oct 2014 - $29.00
Member for five years. Recently deeded back being unable to sell at one half purchase price. Noise, dust, theft, and rowdy drunks have become the norm at Cloud 9 Ranch. The ruling board contains members who are involved in the all night ATV riding and drinking parties so changing the sad situation proved impossible. Wonderful place spoiled by thoughtlessness on the part of a few. The night riding group contain thieves who have broken into others campers stealing items and the crime has risen in boldness to include theft of ATV's parked beside occupied campers at night. Not safe for anyone now----------- - Kenneth Lane
Sep 2011 - $10.00
Cloud 9 Ranch is a member owned facility with provision for guests by reservation. The rate shown is RPI member fee. The members we talked with say the campground is in decline and the overall conditions we witnessed would support that statement. When you arrive at Cloud 9 the staff rangers are friendly and helpful with directions. The welcome packet has a page which shows individual campgrounds, there are six, but there is no map which connects it all together. From their welcome packet “all-terrain vehicles are the preferred mode of travel here. More than half of all Ranch members own ATV’s, and it’s a common sight to see groups…not only on the miles of paved roads between the ranch’s six campgrounds but also cruising more than 100 miles of well-marked wooded trails or splashing through shallow streams.” The packet goes on with more detail of the ATV experience at Cloud 9 for guests who come here only for that ATV off road opportunity. Cloud 9 Ranch draws visitors from long distances because of the ATV amenities provided here, including a monthly ATV Poker Run. The park invites non-members here for free camping and collect only a daily fee per ATV for using the trails. The privilege extended to these “guests” is greatly abused. The main connecting roads are asphalt. Campground interior roads are packed dirt and gravel. When it rains the roads are muck and a mess. Individual sites include 50 amp, water, and sewer. No cable TV. Wi-Fi is available at the adult clubhouse. The swimming pools were closed for the season. Over-the-air TV pulled in 11 stations clearly. You must park the RV with at least the rear wheels on the concrete pad on the site. With a big rig your front and rear jacks will not both drop on the pad and level they are not. The utility pedestal and sewer is at the rear of the pad. There are some shade trees. In some sites parking for the toad or tow vehicle is an issue. Each campground complex has a “stage stop” which includes restrooms and showers. The laundromat is at the gas station and there are several machines though a few are out of order. Campground roads were wet and muddy when we arrived but on the second day were drying and dust was becoming a problem. Some campsites had as many as 5 or 6 ATVs operating, all day and into the night. Quiet time is 12 AM to 6 AM and even that is abused. We would return but probably not in the summer season. - SilverBear
Oct 2010 - $1.00
Some of the other reviews of Cloud 9 Ranch are incorrect, so I just wanted to clarify some things. Cloud 9 Ranch is a member owned and operated resort. I am a member here, you have to be one to visit unless you come with a member as a guest. There are no 'lots' where people park their RV's. Although you do own a share of the property as a member, they are undivided shares so no one owns any particular spot. In fact, you are required to move to a different spot after a certain amount of time, depending on where you park at, which keeps the place more like a campground and less like a trailer park. I don't know why people put prices of their stay on here, because you have to be a member. If you are a member, you get 30 free days of camping per year so theoretically you could spend nothing while you're here if you wanted. There are some rental campers which aren't moved around much that belong to the ranch. Maybe people thought these were someone's personal trailers. If you are not a member, they will let you come take a tour and stay a couple nights for free to check the place out and decide if you want to buy a membership. Don't believe what everyone says about it being an ATV paradise. If you just want to come to ride, it's not the place. There are MUCH better places to ride with better trails that are way cheaper. However, it is really big, so if you want to come to explore the property, look for caves and wildlife, and just see the beauty of the land, but it just so happens you use an ATV to get around while doing these things, you will absolutely love it. - sohcneondriver
Aug 2006 - $36.00
Need to camp by the road. Sites in the timber are too tight for anything but a pop-up. Roads are rocky and tight, plus some sewers at the sites have too small of opening for your hose. Restrooms are old and dirty. Price is very high for this place. Store is OK. Canoeing was fun. Good place for a day or two tops if you want to canoe or tube. - MPHeenan2